Alternative powertrain technologies are an opportunity for workshops and trade

MAHLE sees enormous opportunities and new business segments for workshops in the mobility transformation and evolution of the automotive industry. In the opinion of Olaf Henning, General Manager of MAHLE Aftermarket, thermal management in particular will grow in importance, in view of the increasing number of electric and hybrid vehicles. However, innovative filter systems and new developments for hygienic cleaning of vehicle cabins to protect against infections are also on the list of innovations being explored by the MAHLE Group’s business unit specializing in spare parts and workshop equipment. The company offers customized spare parts and tailor-made workshop solutions—for the entire range of conventional and alternative drive types. And it has been a success: despite an economically challenging market environment, MAHLE Aftermarket increased its sales by 2.4 percent to EUR 950 million in 2019 and further expanded its global presence.